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Aaron Rodgers not yet cleared, will practice
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 4:55pm
Matt Flynn will take first team reps to prep for Week 14, so it doesn't seem like Rodgers will play, but he's not ruled out and continues to be limited. The bit of good news to take out of this is it doesn't seem like the Packers plan to put Rodgers on IR, at least right now. In fact, McCarthy strongly denied that report and said when Rodgers is cleared he will play. Rodgers also said he wanted to get back out on the field when he is cleared. He's worth keeping on your roster through the playoffs at this point, but his chances look pretty slim for getting on the field in Week 14.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 1:52pm
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According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com, the Browns signed QB Caleb Hanie to fill out the depth chart. The former Bears and Broncos backup has been out of the league since he was cut by the Ravens this summer.
Aaron Rodgers to get scans on collarbone
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 9:35am
Team doctors will evaluate the results, discuss them with Rodgers and head coach Mike McCarthy. A determination is expected to be made later Tuesday as to whether Rodgers will play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
Mike McCarthy's presser on Monday was pushed back to Tuesday afternoon, so we should find out about Rodgers later today. A story came out yesterday that doctors are looking to play it very cautious with Rodgers rather than risk putting him back out there before he's ready. The Packers feel they need to win out to even have a chance at the playoffs, so they very well may think shutting him down for the season is in everyone's best interest - except for fantasy owners of course. Stay tuned...
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 8:55am
Daniels said last week it was unlikely he’d play against the Jaguars.
Kubiak hinted Monday that Daniels could continue to be unavailable.
“Owen is not yet on the field is the best way I can describe it to you,” Kubiak said at Reliant Stadium. “He’s doing good. He’s just not yet on the field. We probably have a decision to make. I know he’s worked pretty hard (Monday) with the trainers, so we’ll see.”
Daniels is still recovering from a leg injury and has yet to participate in team activities. He didn't practice Tuesday but is doing some on-field work. Garrett Graham will continue to get the work with Daniels out.
Le'Veon Bell suffered a concussion
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 8:52am
A violent goal-line collision in a 22-20 loss to the Ravens left Le'Veon Bell concussed, but the Steelers' rookie running back did some running Monday and is hopeful of playing Sunday against the visiting Dolphins.
"I'm going to take it day by day and see where we're at," Bell said. "The goal is obviously to play, but if [I'm] not able to, I'm not able to."
Bell and Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith rammed helmets when they met near the goal line as the former tried to score on a 1-yard touchdown run. Bell fell forward and into the end zone even though the force of the collision caused his helmet to pop off.
The played was ruled a TD at first but was reversed because his helmet came off before crossing the goal line. He doesn't remember the hit but said he hasn't experienced side effects. Speaking Tuesday, Tomlin said Bell "looked good." His fate is in the hands of NFL protocol, however. The Steelers would likely rely on a committee of Felix Jones and Jonathan Dwyer in Week 14.
Report: Seahawks may hold out Percy Harvin until playoffs
Monday, December 2, 2013, 8:48pm
The team is apparently meeting Tuesday and could make a decision then. We'll, of course, keep you updated, but it looks like a real possibility Harvin may not play the rest of the regular season - especially with Seattle in a great position for the postseason. For owners, a decision this week will at least allow you to open up a roster spot heading into the playoffs.
Dennis Pitta decision likely end of week
Monday, December 2, 2013, 8:41pm
"We'll go through this week and see how he does," Harbaugh said Monday. "If he can play, he will. We want to get him up. That's our goal. It's not 100 percent certain at this point."
HC John Harbaugh said he believes Pitta is doing well but the question will be how well, and if the doctors give the OK. That decision will likely come later this week. Pitta could be eased back in or be on a snap count if he plays this week. His Week 14 matchup against the Vikings (28th) would be a good one while the rest of the season offers just OK matchups (Detroit 18th, New England 14th). Given it's the TE position, it's not out of the question he could step in and have TE1 potential if all goes well.
Percy Harvin OUT for MNF
Monday, December 2, 2013, 7:46pm
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RB Darren Sproles returns to the lineup.
Monday, December 2, 2013, 5:49pm
Patriots running back Stevan Ridley was benched after fumbling in the first quarter last week against the Broncos and was inactive on Sunday in Houston, but Bill Belichick says he’s not trying to send Ridley a message.
Instead, Belichick says, demoting Ridley to the bottom of the depth chart is simply a matter of putting the best players on the field for the Patriots.
“If I have a message to send to somebody, I’ll just sit down and talk to them and tell them what it is,” Belichick said when asked if he’s sending a message. “I can have a conversation and do have a conversation with anybody on the team that I need to have a conversation with. That’s not a problem. There’s no sending a message. You sit down and talk to somebody man-to-man and talk about the situation so that we’re all on the same page as to whatever it happens to be and what the direction is going forward. That’s easy. There’s not sending a message. You just have a conversation with somebody. This isn’t cryptic. We’re just trying to win a football game, that’s all.”
The Patriots had a four-man running back rotation of LeGarrette Blount, Brandon Bolden, Shane Vereen and James Develin on Sunday. None of them ran the ball well, but Vereen is clearly the most valuable of the four in terms of fantasy. Even if Ridley is active Week 14 against the Browns, it's going to be hard to trust him until we see what kind of role he has - and of course he doesn't fumble. Since it's fantasy playoffs, time is running out for Ridley owners in terms of trusting him in your lineup.
Monday, December 2, 2013, 5:34pm
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The final numbers showed Roddy White catching a season-high 10 passes for a season-high 143 yards. In talking to him Sunday after the Atlanta Falcons' 34-31 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills, one would think the wide receiver was held without a catch.
The frustration in White’s tone had nothing to do with the final score. It had everything to do with the way injuries have held him back all season long.
Yes, White still isn't healthy.
White said he ankle is still bothering him, "but I'm a football player." White is still playing through the high ankle sprain, but finally busted out with a big game. It's obviously he wants to play, but owners should be aware that with a lost season, one would think the team has to start thinking about how smart it is to keep putting him out there.
Monday, December 2, 2013, 5:28pm